Now Galligan is planning a possible bus trip to Quantum Biopower, to ramp up interest in biorecycling. Galligan is hoping the Southington-based company will open an east-of-the-river facility in South Windsor. The company opened a $14 million organic waste “anaerobic digestion” plant in Southington last year.

The waste from an estimated 200,000 people over the course of Durham Fair weekend adds up remarkably fast. Once the fair ends, they are picked up by Quantum Biopower, an industrial facility in Southington.

The solar panels are projected to produce 101,020 kWh of clean energy each year for the food waste-to-electricity plant.